We’ve all grown accustomed to hearing gender-stereotypical colors that males and females should wear. Boys grow up wearing blue and girls flaunt their pink dresses. But, Fashionistas and Fashionistos alike, fashion does not stereotype! Nowadays in fashion, anything goes! We are seeing menswear inspired pieces such as blazers, boxy silhouettes, and military boots on women, and there has been an outbreak of color in men’s fashion. Who says that only girls can be preppy and pretty in pink?
Although we are full into the fall season in Carolina, this Fashionisto is still embracing bright, bold colors in his wardrobe. I spotted him outside of the Student Union; his colorful attire caught my attention amongst a bustling sea of students checking out the latest happenings and events on Greene Street. Usually when the seasons change, people tend to toss aside their colorful pieces and opt instead for browns, blacks and other dark and muted colors. But not this Fashionisto! His colorful ensemble, embracing the pink hues, makes him stand out amongst the crowd, and the versatile pieces can be worn multiple ways! Looking to add some accessories to your outfit? Swap the patterned shirt for a solid button-down, and add a fun, colorful bow tie and unique belt! Looking to transition the look to a nighttime one? Pair the statement making button-down with a dark wash denim. This Fashionisto’s colorful hues and versatile pieces make for a great look.
Looking to try this Fashionisto’s look for yourself? Start with a pair of coral-hued chinos. For cooler climates than what we have in South Carolina, you could opt for colorful pants rather than shorts. Vineyard Vines always has a great selection of pink-hued shorts and pants to choose from. Pair them with a statement maker top, like this one from Vineyard Vines. This Fashionisto chose a top that pulled colors from the pants, keeping the look unified. Add a classic pair of Sperry Top-Siders, and your look will be complete from head to toe. Leave all stereotypes aside, and embrace this Fashionisto’s preppy and pretty in pink ensemble!